Greed is evil, but is money? Remember the saying, “The love of money is the root of all evil?” I think that’s even scriptural. Here the word “love” is key as in “love of money.” That “love of money” is what leads to greed, not the money or having money itself.
We see the blessings and curses of Deut.28 fulfilled in the lives of the Jews as we read the Old Testament. They were blessed of God under the reign of David and Solomon when they kept the law of the Lord. They were cursed under the reign of the kings who set up idols and abandoned the house of the Lord.
Bigger homes. For the bigger avocat insanité d’esprit, got to have a bigger home. After all the 1800 square feet that Mom and Dad raised the family in isn’t good enough for Sally and Johnny. Got to keep up with the Joneses. Just visit any high-end development in America today. You’ll see a new swing set in back yards of those 5000 square foot homes occupied by 30 something’s with their 2 brand new SUV’s in the driveway next to the baby carriages! Ever wonder how someone so young can live so well?
If you are in receipt of a UK state pension you will be eligible for free health care in Spain if not you will need to have private health insurance if you are not paying into the system by working in Spain.
When talking about ‘Abraham’s Blessings’ the carnal minded Christian envisions material blessings. Faith in God is said to be the ability to live in the realm of health, wealth, and prosperity; these things are claimed to be our inheritance in Christ, the covenant benefits that God promises to all. This doctrine does not proceed forth from the Headship of Christ.
There is a familiar song which connected the ‘blessing of Abraham’ with the blessings of Duet.28. It goes something like this, “Abraham’s blessings are mine, Abraham’s blessings are mine, I am blessed in the city, I am blessed in the field, Abraham’s blessings are mine.” Putting the verses to music does not creates reality, but it does serve to give the imagination a stage and props to envision any form of blessing that comes to mind. These inspirations give a false hope, false confidence, and false righteousness.
Even though we see Him as through a dim mirror, we must keep our eyes on Him in every circumstance, through every hardship, through every adventure of this life. If we do, He promises that we will be changed “from glory to glory” through the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Your children will see the difference that God makes in your life – and you can leave to them an eternal inheritance that is beyond anything this world can offer.